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The Academic Staff Union of () Ladoke Akintola of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso chapter on Wednesday issued a ten-day ultimatum to the management to pay their August, September and October salaries or face industrial crisis.

The ultimatum, DAILY POST gathered, started on Wednesday, today, and ends on Friday, 15th November, .

The union said it might resort to strike at the expiration of the ultimatum.

It was gathered that academic staff of the University are being owed eleven months pay.

But, Chairman of the union, Biodun Olaniran and Secretary Toyin Abegunrin in a resolution made available to DAILY POST threatened to withhold the Semester results of 2018/2019 academic session until the salaries are paid.

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According to the Union, LAUTECH academics deserved to be paid their earned salaries without begging.

It was gathered that the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Ologunde had attributed non-payment of salaries to non-release of subvention to it by the owner states.

ASUU maintained that the welfare of her members remained paramount in her demands and it would do everything at her disposal not to expose her members to undeserved economic hardship.

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“The Union gives the University administration till Friday 15th November, 2019 to pay the salaries of August, September and October 2019 failure of which will cause the Union to hold a Congress on Monday 18th November, 2019 where necessary action deemed fit will be taken.

“That rain semester results of 2018/2019 academic session would not be submitted until the said salaries are paid,” it said.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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COVID-19: Students will be tested before resumption – Ogun govt

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The Ogun State Government said one of the strong conditions for admittance to schools for boarding students is a COVID-19 Certificate, showing that the bearer is negative.

The state government said this on Saturday in a statement by Ronke Soyombo, the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Primary and Secondary Education.

Soyombo said government, through the Ogun State Ministry of Health, has made provision for a COVID-19 and Malaria test for all SS3 boarding students in the state.

According to her, the public health care facilities opened for the tests between July 31 and August 3 are, the 250 MTR, Okemosan, Abeokuta; Ogun State General Hospital, Ota and Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

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Speaking further, Soyombo, as part of efforts of the State Government to ensure a safe learning academic atmosphere, instructed all principals of both public and private schools to inform SS3 learners that all the returning boarding students are to stay in the school hostels only.

She added that private hostels are exempted from accommodating students during this period, stressing that sanctions will be meted out to any defaulting school.

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Oyo Govt Adjusts School Calendar, Lauds Stakeholders Adherence To COVID-19 Guidelines

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Oyo State Government has announced a slight adjustment to its school reopening schedule, contrary to the one earlier released.

This was in conformity with the agreement reached by the Federal Government and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the commencement of the 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for school candidates.

Mr Olaleye Olasunkanmi, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Ibadan.

According to him, the date for the commencement of the WASSCE is Aug. 17 and there will be a continuation of lessons for the SS3 classes until the examination begins.

The statement added that the students would go on Salah break on Wednesday, July 29 and resume on Monday, Aug. 3.

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”The  JSS3 and Primary six classes were asked to proceed on holiday as earlier scheduled and resume for their examinations on Aug. 10 and Aug. 20  respectively,” he said.

Olasunkanmi enjoined all education stakeholders in the state to note the new development and other academic schedules approved by the State Executive Council on  July 21, which remained as announced.

“On behalf of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, I wish to appreciate all stakeholders in the education sector for your unalloyed support and hard work, during, the preparation for the resumption of academic activities in our schools.

“Your dedication to work, love for our students and personal involvement in the training and observance of the COVID-19 protocols in a bid to contain the disease among our school children are unparalleled.

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“COVID-19 is real and unabating at the moment, we shall, however, defeat the virus with science, diligence and courage.

“I cannot but most appreciate our teachers that took part in the revision exercise given to our students in terminal classes, that is the SS3, JSS3 and Primary six.

“I pray that all our efforts at recording success in all examinations by our students will not be in vain,” he said.

The commissioner also felicitated Muslims in the state on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir festival and urged them not to forget the COVID-19 prevention protocols as they celebrate.

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